Wednesday, May 12, 2010

gerunds

irritating (also see flaming, swelling, stinging and hurting)--my hands after I cleaned up the strawberry patch without wearing gloves. STINGING NETTLE! Zoinks!

maddening--the blame game in Washington D.C. regarding the oil spill. Suck it up and clean it up, buttercup.

heartbreaking--my beloved Mr. O (sensei at my dojo) wants to move to California. I hope this is just one of those California pipe dreams.

intoxicating--all the smells of springtime. Lilacs! Freshly mowed grass! Tulips! Apple blossoms! Rain! Oh my!

pounding--Mr. G's fists on the piano keyboard, and, subsequently, my head.

smiling--at Mr. T's efforts in the kitchen.

wincing--when I look at our overcrowded calendar.

reading--the start of a new Nora Tierney mystery by MK Graff and an advance copy of News to Me by Laurie Hertzel.

exhilarating--running again and finding I haven't lost my stride as much as I'd feared.

deliberating--what to get Mr. T for his birthday--he wants a DS. Any suggestions?

remaining--16 school days until summer vacation (Mr. B is keeping count).

Spill it, reader. Tell me your list of gerunds today!

29 comments:

  1. "Suck it up and clean it up, buttercup." Ha!

    Lucky you to get a sneak peek at the next Nora Tierney!!!

    Get the DS! My girls love theirs and they've been worth the money spent. And, no, they're not on them all the time; to the contrary, the girls don't normally play them at home, even on the weekends. Where they come in handy is when we're on car trips -- even if it's just an hour, it's great entertainment since neither girl can read in the car without getting queasy.

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  2. waiting: is this baby ever going to come? I don't think so.

    grinning: Kitty's latest adventures. Everything she does is followed by a grin and the proclimation "Kitty CUTE!"

    waiting: for nice dry weather to come back.

    rumbling: as in tummy...looking forward to El Azteca tonight!

    (I don't know if these are actual gerunds...I stink at the more advanced ideas of Grammar)

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  3. You've got a lot on the go! Slow down, busy woman! ;) Hope you have a great day.

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  4. Giggling - "California pipe dreams." California pipes are definitely known to cause, um, dreams...

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  5. "...Suck it up and clean it up, buttercup." don't forget:
    Nut up or shut up. AHHH haha!!!
    our new favorite!
    * : )

    Is he old enough for a subscription to a skateboard magazine? I take it a DS is a nintendo machine? I have mixed feelings about them.

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  6. Dozing--not a good sleep night. Sigh.

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  7. Get the DSI--you won't regret- they are the best in the car.

    Hoping - for a great ball game tonight for J.

    Thankful - for my mother who took C&J to the dentist today

    Loving - this blog

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  8. we have 12 school days left -- including the party day and the last day which is just a 30 minute awards ceremony and we are out for the summer.
    can't wait.

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  9. "Suck it up Buttercup"...what better way to describe those 3 burly db's trying to pass the buck!

    Today, its cloudy-I'm sleepy and can't seem to tear myself away from M Perry's Truck :)

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  10. Sneezing. Coughing. Dripping. Bleh.

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  11. waiting: for my iPod Touch, bought on eBay last night after becoming absolutely intrigued by #2 Son's gadget on Mother's Day. I had to have one, and I seldom have that strong a reaction to anything.

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  12. Waiting, waiting, waiting. I'm sick of waiting. But there are worse things in life, so I'll swat myself with a wet noodle and move on.

    I'll add sweating. The heat and Carolina mugginess has already set in. But at least the sun is shining!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  13. I like this!

    I am cleaning the bathroom, enjoying the breeze outside, catching up on blogs, and reading another Southern Sisters mystery. Oh, and writing a little. :)

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  14. i do the same thing when i look at my calendar. gag me.

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  15. Wishing- I had some chocolate in the house.

    Thankful- for another anniversary with the hubby.

    Grateful- that it finally stopped raining for a bit

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  16. Hating - my job

    Grateful - to have a job

    wishing - for a different job

    looking - for a better job

    sighing - I'll probably have to stay at this job.

    Do we see a theme here???

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  17. Hurting: My head from all of the trees budding.
    Dripping: My nose from all of the trees budding.
    Ahhhhhhh-chooooooo!!

    Thinking: Which class shall I take in Fall?

    Deciding: Russian History!!

    Dreaming: A trip to Prague late Summer!?!

    Doing: Looking up K Graff on Amazon.

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  18. Both of my boys have DSs and love them.

    Just had one b-day party now I need to figure out where my older son wants to have his.

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  19. Love your list.....working, playing, thinking, dreaming, enjoying, loving....life.

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  20. i am so with you on the blame game and that incredible, horrendous oil spill.

    hope you like the book!!

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  21. Being without my laptop for THREE WEEKS now and not being able to BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully I'll get it back this weekend!!!

    And get him the DSi.......he will looooove it!!

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  22. I just went to Amazon and Barnes & Noble looking for Nora Tierney Mysteries. I couldn't find a thing!! What is your source??
    Joni

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  23. The DS is a winner around here. It's not for use on school days, but it is very handy for road trips and waiting rooms. Someimes, I just try to tell myself there's therapeutic value in working on their hand-eye coordination because there is definitely a different sort of therapy avoided by occasionally silencing the, "Mom..." chorus for brief periods.

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  24. excitement - daughter was just selected as part of the gifted & talented in her class. Looking forward to seeing how she does on the upcoming test and if the district can accomidate her talents. Whoo hoo!

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  25. resting - yawning - wondering how much more can happen in a room of 10yo kids
    packing - for a graduation weekend!

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  26. Advising - wait till after the summer hols to get those DS games. Otherwise you will have to police them. Get a few for Christmas, maybe? Then the boys can play together. How about a more summery prezzie, like a new bike? A trampoline? Trampolines are awesome.

    Yawning - I am tired. TGIF.

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Spill it, reader.